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Prestwick Aircraft Maintenance Ltd (PAML) is one of six heavy aircraft maintenance providers for our client Ryanair, carrying out maintenance on Ryanair’s entire fleet of New Generation Boeing 737-800 series aircraft, at our Hangar facility located at Prestwick International Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland.

Ryanair is Europe’s favourite low fares airline, operating more than 3,300 daily flights from over 90 bases, connecting 230 destinations in over 37 countries and operating a fleet of over 570 Boeing 737 aircraft.

As part of our continuous growth plan, we are seeking to recruit Trainee Aircraft Mechanics for our 12-week training program with intakes throughout 2024.

The Trainee Aircraft mechanic programme is open to all. It provides candidates with the opportunity to upskill and pursue a career as a licensed Aircraft Engineer earning up to £77K per year

Duties will include, but not limited to:

  • Responsible for carrying out maintenance tasks as required
  • Maintain a high standard of work in all tasks
  • Complete the appropriate documentation
  • Comply with all company procedures, policies, regulations and MOE
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment
  • Ensure the company Health and Safety policy is adhered to
  • Any other tasks as directed by Supervisor / Manager

Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and its general nature. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties and should not be assumed as such.


The ideal candidate will have successfully completed an engineering qualification and have experience working in the role (such as a motor vehicle mechanic, electrician or fabricator) or have previously worked within a role that is hands-on.

Candidates who show a keen interest in engineering and a willingness to learn including school leavers will also be considered.

All successful candidates must provide a clean Disclosure Scotland certificate and have the unrestricted right to work in the UK before commencing employment.


In addition to offering successful candidates the opportunity to work within the aviation industry, we also offer-

  • Structured career growth
  • Supported learning and training
  • Competitive Salary
  • Dynamic work environment

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